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post #13561 of 16443
on this new official firmware, does anyone know if the issue regarding showing the time length of the file has been resolved?
many times the Oppo will lock on on the time and then show the same time on every file

I have not updated the firmware yet but was curious if that was fixed
post #13562 of 16443
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Originally Posted by FrankieP View Post

Couldn't find an answer doing the search so, does anybody know if the 103 can stretch MKV for use with an A-lens? Appreciate anybody that can confirm this for me. TIA!

Yes, it has the same zoom levels as for other inputs.

-Bill
post #13563 of 16443
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Originally Posted by cmryan821 View Post

I have come across 3 shortcomings (if you can call them that) and I was wondering if it's just my unit or it is an ongoing problem.

2) While I very much like the layout of the remote, in practice it's left something to be desired. At times the buttons are unresponsive and must be pressed quite hard to function. While this is nit picking, I think the player is far too good in so many respects to have a poor remote.

103 remote is tons better than the 93 remote. Not only do you have to press the buttons several orders of magnitude harder on the 93's remote, but you have to point it directly at the 93's sensor.

Maybe you have a bad remote, or something blocking you 103's sensor?
post #13564 of 16443
^ I've never had a problem with either of the remotes for the -93 or the -103.
Some issues can occur though that can make a remote not function properly...
Of course the most common one is low battery life.
My first instinct to anyone having those problems, is that it either needs new batteries or there is something wrong with the remote or player' sensor.
If you are also at an odd angle from the player or the player is deep in a cabinet or something, that could be an issue too.
Then there's also the possibility or IR flooding.

I agree though about the -103/105 remote being much better. The functionality seems a little more solid and the illumination is exponentially better.

I have tried other universal remotes and I always end up coming back to my OEM remotes, especially with the Oppo ones.
I wonder if it would be worthwhile for Oppo to offer an RF option for their remote on the next player. That would be cool.
post #13565 of 16443
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Originally Posted by cmryan821 View Post

I just purchased a 103 last week and I just wanted to share my thoughts.

2) While I very much like the layout of the remote, in practice it's left something to be desired. At times the buttons are unresponsive and must be pressed quite hard to function. While this is nit picking, I think the player is far too good in so many respects to have a poor remote.
I had a problem with the remote for my 93 about two years ago, and contacted Oppo support thinking it was defective and needed to be replaced.

Before replacing it for me, they suggested I try the following exercise to try and "loosen up" the buttons, in order to improve the contact when pushing buttons. You might try this on your 103 remote first, as it might help.

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Remove the batteries from the remote control:

1. Press and hold the POWER button on the remote control for 3 seconds. Release.
2. Press and hold the SOURCE button on the remote control for 3 seconds. Release.
3. Repeat until all the buttons on the remote control have been pressed and held, individually, for 3 seconds each.
4. Replace the batteries with new ones (note: we do not recommend using Lithium batteries with the OPPO Remote).
5. Rotate the batteries in their compartment to ensure proper contact with the metal leads.
6. Press the OPEN button on the front panel of the player so the tray ejects.
7. Aim the remote control at the front panel of the player and press and hold the ENTER button on the remote for 5 seconds.
8. The front panel should possibly show CODE 1, CODE 2, or CODE 3. If the remote control code of the player and the remote are identical, then the player will NOT show any CODE reading on the front panel of the player.

If the remote control still does not work, then the remote will need to be replaced. In this case, please respond with your shipping information so we can send out a new remote control.

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post #13566 of 16443
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Originally Posted by fmalczewski View Post

103 remote is tons better than the 93 remote. Not only do you have to press the buttons several orders of magnitude harder on the 93's remote, but you have to point it directly at the 93's sensor.

Maybe you have a bad remote, or something blocking you 103's sensor?

I am also in the camp that says the remote could use some improvements. It is solidly built but the keys are kind of weird to push; almost crunchy feel, and I often have to press more than once. It is a minor thing though compared to the rest of the player.
post #13567 of 16443
OPPO's new MediaControl iOS app for iPhone and iPod Touch has been re-released in the Apple iOS App Store

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oppo-mediacontrol/id699429398?mt=8

The new iOS MediaControl app has been re-released as version 2.0.1. It was previously posted as version 2.0.0, but almost immediately pulled as OPPO decided to hold it for a few more bug fixes.

The app supports the 103/105/103D (only) with firmware 1120B or later. (I recommend you use the Official 1204 firmware.)

For use of the Power On function, you must set Quick Start in the OPPO, and also have either Ethernet networking, or Wifi networking with the Wifi dongle plugged into the USB 1 socket on the back panel.

Works with iPhone or iPod Touch. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Also works with iPad, but of course the original, OPPO MediaControlHD app is better for iPad.
--Bob
post #13568 of 16443
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Originally Posted by ajvandenb View Post

I am also in the camp that says the remote could use some improvements. It is solidly built but the keys are kind of weird to push; almost crunchy feel, and I often have to press more than once. It is a minor thing though compared to the rest of the player.

I fully agree. In addition, the player is slow to react to some commands, for instance increasing the speed of fast forward and rewind. An unnecessary blemish on an otherwise excellent product. Incidentally, the option of buying a replacement remote is not readily available to customers outside the US, Canada and Mexico, which are the only destinations that can be selected on Oppo´s website.
post #13569 of 16443
When streaming audio files via DLNA, is there any way to display the sample rate/size and bitrate, etc. of the file?
post #13570 of 16443
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Originally Posted by OPPOrtunist View Post

the option of buying a replacement remote is not readily available to customers outside the US, Canada and Mexico,.

Don't make that assumption without first contacting Oppo support.
post #13571 of 16443
Hey guys, I noticed the following statement in the release notes and don't recall if it has always been mentioned by Oppo.

3. Even though this firmware provides functionality similar to a pre-amplifier, we recommend that you use caution when connecting the Multi-channel or Stereo audio outputs directly to your amplifier and speakers.


Anyone know what is the implication here - what kind of "caution" are they suggesting? eek.gif I've been running the Oppo multi-channel outputs to an older Denon AVR for quite a while - only using the Denon for amplification.
post #13572 of 16443
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Originally Posted by Keith AP View Post

Hey guys, I noticed the following statement in the release notes and don't recall if it has always been mentioned by Oppo.

3. Even though this firmware provides functionality similar to a pre-amplifier, we recommend that you use caution when connecting the Multi-channel or Stereo audio outputs directly to your amplifier and speakers.


Anyone know what is the implication here - what kind of "caution" are they suggesting? eek.gif I've been running the Oppo multi-channel outputs to an older Denon AVR for quite a while - only using the Denon for amplification.

I don't believe they are talking about an AVR - they're referring to connecting the Oppo directly to a power amplifier (without a standard preamp in between).
post #13573 of 16443
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Originally Posted by chileboy View Post

I don't believe they are talking about an AVR - they're referring to connecting the Oppo directly to a power amplifier (without a standard preamp in between).

You're right. For the record, checked with Oppo and here is their response:

When connecting the player to an amplifier directly you will want to set the volume on the player all the way down to 1 then slowly increase the audio until you reach a playback listening level which is appropriate for your equipment.

You will also want to set a Min Max volume under Audio Processing to ensure that the output of the player is never beyond your proper listening volume, otherwise you may damage your equipment.

You will also want to set SACD Mode to PCM since the player can't trim DSD with the digital volume controls.

Edited by Keith AP - 12/10/13 at 12:34pm
post #13574 of 16443
I am having trouble playing a mp4 file on the oppo. I have attached the mediainfo file 10things.txt 4k .txt file

any help would be appreciated.
post #13575 of 16443
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Originally Posted by ajvandenb View Post

I am also in the camp that says the remote could use some improvements. It is solidly built but the keys are kind of weird to push; almost crunchy feel, and I often have to press more than once. It is a minor thing though compared to the rest of the player.

I have noted the "squishy" feel and sometimes the slowish response irritates - principally when entering alphanumerics on-screen for searches or logons.

Right now I am very happy because I set up a spare iPod TOUCH with the OPPO Remote software and it works like a charm! The only thing the iPod Touch won't do is wake the 105 up from energy-efficient sleep mode (also called "off" tongue.gif).
post #13576 of 16443
Hello all,
I just updated my player to the new firmware and I found a problem. When listening to a SACD and hitting the pure audio button to shut the picture off it shuts the pic off but once activated I am not able to get the pic back on when hit the button for a 2nd time? The only way to get the pic back is to do a hard boot. Can you please confirm that this is happening to your players as well?

Thanks
Jeff
post #13577 of 16443
Hi,

Can anyone tell my Oppo has decided to not include 2 channel outs on this unit, this is actually why I did not buy it, not interested in the $1,100 model.

Just wondering if Oppo feels two channel music is not the target market for thier middle of the road offerings. I know in previous years they had 7.1 and 2 channel outputs

thanks
post #13578 of 16443
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Originally Posted by djwillia33 View Post

I have noted the "squishy" feel and sometimes the slowish response irritates - principally when entering alphanumerics on-screen for searches or logons.

Right now I am very happy because I set up a spare iPod TOUCH with the OPPO Remote software and it works like a charm! The only thing the iPod Touch won't do is wake the 105 up from energy-efficient sleep mode (also called "off" tongue.gif).

I tend to agree with the comments regarding the remote. The remote itself is nice enough, and well laid out. Its just the actual function of pressing the buttons that's just awful and introduces (i think) an additional delay into a very responsive player.

I threw the supplied remote away (not literally) and use a universal remote from Sony. RM-VLZ620. $22 on amazon. Of course it can be used with other device too.
post #13579 of 16443
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Originally Posted by Adam-DiVine View Post

I am having trouble playing a mp4 file on the oppo. I have attached the mediainfo file 10things.txt 4k .txt file

any help would be appreciated.

What does it do? Will mkvmerge convert this to MKV, and does that play better?

-Bill
post #13580 of 16443
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Originally Posted by bobnegi View Post

Hi,

Can anyone tell my Oppo has decided to not include 2 channel outs on this unit, this is actually why I did not buy it, not interested in the $1,100 model.

Probably a matter of cost. If you add dedicated stereo you want to do it right and that costs.

You can set the downmix to stereo and use the FR/FL 7.1 outputs for 2-channel.

-Bill
post #13581 of 16443
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

What does it do? Will mkvmerge convert this to MKV, and does that play better?

-Bill

The oppo will not "see" the file when I search over my network or on a USB stick. It will see music files but not this video file. I have not tried other video files, just this one. It is a copy of 10 things I hate about you.
post #13582 of 16443
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Originally Posted by HeffeMusic View Post

Hello all,
I just updated my player to the new firmware and I found a problem. When listening to a SACD and hitting the pure audio button to shut the picture off it shuts the pic off but once activated I am not able to get the pic back on when hit the button for a 2nd time? The only way to get the pic back is to do a hard boot. Can you please confirm that this is happening to your players as well?

Thanks
Jeff

I can't confirm Jeff, I have the latest firmware and pure audio toggles on/off when I hit the button on my player like it should for SACD playback.
post #13583 of 16443
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Originally Posted by Adam-DiVine View Post

The oppo will not "see" the file when I search over my network or on a USB stick. It will see music files but not this video file. I have not tried other video files, just this one. It is a copy of 10 things I hate about you.

Too many periods in the name? What if you rename it to "temp.mp4"?

-Bill
post #13584 of 16443
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Originally Posted by Adam-DiVine View Post

The oppo will not "see" the file when I search over my network or on a USB stick. It will see music files but not this video file. I have not tried other video files, just this one. It is a copy of 10 things I hate about you.

Common mistake: You must be browsing in the "movie" pathway to see and play video files. (MP4)
If you're in the music pathway, it won't appear.
post #13585 of 16443
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Originally Posted by HeffeMusic View Post

Hello all,
I just updated my player to the new firmware and I found a problem. When listening to a SACD and hitting the pure audio button to shut the picture off it shuts the pic off but once activated I am not able to get the pic back on when hit the button for a 2nd time? The only way to get the pic back is to do a hard boot. Can you please confirm that this is happening to your players as well?

Thanks
Jeff

No such issue here. Once in pure audio mode you should be able to get the image by pressing the info button or performing a number of other functions, after which it goes black again in a few seconds. Hitting the pure audio button again takes it out of that mode.
post #13586 of 16443

Received my 103 today..... All I can say is I concur with the others before me. It renders all the blu rays dvd players before it, as junk.....Excellent packaging and build quality. I dont own any blu ray movies, but Ill be renting one tomorrow night.  I can really appreciate the audio quality already through the 7.1 analog outputs. Video quality on a regular DVD seems better than before also.

 

On a side note, as soon as I plugged in the ethernet cord, it said an update was needed. I went ahead with the download. I hope it was proper....

 

Also not 100% sure on weather or not I should select DSD or  PCM under the Audio Format Options section..... and  the suggestion is to have HDCD Decoding set to ON.... however, it doesnt give me the option to do so. It stays greyed out.... what am I missing here?

post #13587 of 16443
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Originally Posted by JohnnymoZ View Post

Also not 100% sure on weather or not I should select DSD or  PCM under the Audio Format Options section..... and  the suggestion is to have HDCD Decoding set to ON.... however, it doesnt give me the option to do so. It stays greyed out.... what am I missing here?

DSD or PCM is your choice if your AVR accepts DSD over HDMI. Otherwise PCM is the correct choice. This setting is only applicable to playback of SACDs or DSD files and only effects the HDMI 2 output. More info here: Unofficial OPPO BDP-103 Frequently Asked Questions

HDCD Decoding will be greyed out in the Setup Menu anytime anything is being played. You'll need to stop everything before accessing the Setup Menu to change the option. There are a few other options such as Secondary Audio that cannot be changed when any discs, files, or internet apps are playing.
Edited by KC-Technerd - 12/10/13 at 8:49pm
post #13588 of 16443

Awesome, thank you KC-Technerd!

post #13589 of 16443
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Originally Posted by JohnnymoZ View Post

Awesome, thank you KC-Technerd!

And only set HDCD to on if you're receiver has no HDCD decoder. Of course only applicable if you are playing a HDCD.
post #13590 of 16443
hi
i have (but not always) the problem following on my oppo 103
- play one mkv film stocked on network and stop
- replay => oppo load upto 100% and then ... it doesn't play
- trick found: rename the file and it can play

someone has idea why?

here are my exchanges with oppo support about this pb
Quote:
me: I often met (but not always) the following problem:
- Play a movie mkv (stocked on PC) and stopped reading!
- and then read the film => it loads "100%" but it does not play

trick found => rename of mkv file and it works again

Oppo: Try an alternative DLNA server such as oShare (http://sourceforge.net/projects/oshare/) as the server may be crashing which is causing the errors that you have described.

me: but DLNA doesn't work with external subtitre. I am always waiting your return about that ...

Oppo: Unfortunately we do not have any recommendations. If the file is stopping, then the SMB server has likely crashed, which is why the player stops playback. If the server does not properly rebuild the index, then the player will not be able to properly load the file (stuck at 100%) until the file is renamed or the computer is restarted to force a new indexing.

me:sorry but i don't think becaused by SMB server! I tried with option Resume Off

Oppo:Unfortunately our previous statements still stand. We have informed the engineers of your experience, but we do not have any further recommendations at this time.

thanks a lot and have a nice day
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